This is my selection for a Halloween cocktail this year – it may take some lead time because you might have to track down the ingredients, but I think it’s worth it! This is an original recipe & I love it!
Makes 2 cocktails…
Chill two Nick & Nora, martini or coupe glasses by filling them with ice and setting them aside or by putting them in the freezer.
5 ounces Ransom Old Tom Gin (available at Total Wine and elsewhere)
1.5 ounces fresh squeezed clementine juice
1.5 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice (or lemon juice if you prefer)
1 ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup (available at Amazon and elsewhere)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake thoroughly. Strain into chilled glasses.
*A note on the name…every time I squeeze clementines I feel like I’m milking a cat a la Meet the Fockers (click link below!), plus this is related to the Tom & Jerry (5 parts Old Tom, 2.5 parts lemon juice & 1.5 parts simple syrup)–again a cat…given the name and the color, as well as the autumnal notes imparted by the vanilla, clove & smoke simple syrup, I thought this would be the perfect cocktail for Halloween!
Just finished the FANTASTIC book “Barry & the Boys” by Daniel Hopsicker but kept getting tripped up by the term “cut-out.” Here’s what it means according to the New Ministry of Truth (ie Wikipedia):
In espionage parlance, a cut-out is a mutually trusted intermediary, method or channel of communication that facilitates the exchange of information between agents. Cutouts usually know only the source and destination of the information to be transmitted, not the identities of any other persons involved in the espionage process (need to know basis). Thus, a captured cutout cannot be used to identify members of an espionage cell.